Crossing boundaries

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Crossing boundaries

  1. 1. CROSSING BOUNDARIES Joshua Velasquez & Stephanie Navarro BSHS/335 12/19/13
  2. 2. INTRO 5 CENTRAL THEMES: 1. Intimate relationship 2. Pursuit of personal benefit 3. Emotional and dependency needs 4. Altruistic gestures • Questions • References
  3. 3. INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP • Many dual relationships in social work involve some element of intimacy. • Under what circumstances, is it appropriate for social workers to hug a client?
  4. 4. PURSUIT OF PERSONAL BENEFIT • Monetary gain • Goods and services • Useful Information
  5. 5. EMOTIONAL AND DEPENDENCY NEEDS • Emotional and dependency issues are rooted in the social worker’s emotional needs, • Childhood experiences • health problems
  6. 6. ALTRUISTIC GESTURES • A counselor in a community mental health center provided psychotherapy services for many years to a young man with a history of clinical depression. The client asked the counselor if she would say a few words during the ceremony at the clients upcoming wedding. • Trigger boundary confusion.
  7. 7. QUESTIONS Is it ok to receive gift from clients? Is it ok to give clients gifts?
  8. 8. REFERENCES • http://www.socialworktoday.com/professional_practice_index.shtml • www.behavioralhealthce.com/index.php/component/courses/?task=view&cid=65 • http://www.socialworker.com/featurarticles/ethicsarticles/Client_Relationships_and_Ethic al_Boundaries_for_Social_Workers_in_Child_Welfare/

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